AH 143 - Practical Applications in Coding II
2 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course gives students the opportunity to analyze medical case studies and code physician based medical records using both CPT and ICD-9 coding methods.
Schedule: Fall, Spring, Summer. This course is offered in an 8-week session. The course is offered 3 times during the academic year. At the midterm of the fall semester, at the midterm of the spring semester, and at the beginning of the summer semester.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 142
Instructor: Michelle Schwegler
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: Previous bought: Faye Brown Coding Handbook and Step-by-Step Medical Coding..
- Utilize CPT and ICD-9 concepts and coding skills to code medical records and other medical documents.
- Follow coding guidelines and sequencing rules.
- Apply knowledge of E&M codes, E-codes and V-codes.
- Regular participation in the class is expected
- Independent work (not graded):
- Graded assignments:
- Discussion topics listed in the course calendar.
- Grades: Grades are based on total points earned and include the points earned on practice exercises.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
Technology Required: Click here to view our technology required page.
- The student will complete each assignment before taking the related test.
- Each test will be completed online.
- Each test has a set time limit.
Once a test is opened, it must be completed. It is up to students to be sure they are ready to take a test before entering it.
- Each test will have sections that require the use of the CPT coding book. For all questions that do not need a “code,” the student is not to use the CPT book.